Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Just Make it Through the Day

Kelly almost made it through chemo today. We tried some new anti-nausea medications in her IV before each chemo drug and it seemed to help. She definitely did better than her last treatment. As she got up to walk, she sure could not have passed a field sobriety test! She was actually pretty funny for awhile since she felt giggly and loopy, but that is much better than feeling so sick. As we were leaving (7 hours after we had arrived), we got about halfway to the car, when she suddenly got very sick. So back in we went and when she felt better one of the nurses took her to the car in a wheelchair. She is doing better now that we are home. She is just very tired.

We would appreciate prayers for her MRI tomorrow. We are praying it is clear, like it was in December. She is also worried about the contrast making her sick. It is at 1:30, then she has an appointment with her neurosurgeon, Dr. Muhonen, at 3:00. I will post again tomorrow night when we have the results.


Amy said...

I'll say many prayers for you Kelly, Kathy and all your family.
Love you,
Amy (your SU Bud!)

Anonymous said...

I am thinking positive for you tomorrow my hero!!! Think positive and it will come!!!
Luv You,

Anonymous said...

I will continue to pray for wonderful results and a smooth, "non-sick-making" testing process! Along with all of your many supporters, I'll be with you all in my thoughts and prayers throughout tomorrow. Looking forward to the results.

With huge hugs,
Sondra Morrow

Deborah Smith said...

Dearest, Sweet Kelly,
You are a rainbow after a rainy day. My thoughts and prayers are of you daily. The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow lies ahead for you are the treasure we all have been wishing for. The colors of the rainbow shine brightly and so do you. Good luck tomorrow.
Deborah Smith

Anonymous said...

Hang tough Sweet Kelly - we are all praying for you tonight and tomorrow! Kathy - you and the family are in all our prayers too!
Jeremiah 29:11 He has plans for you to prosper and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Love you lots, The Turner's :)

Anonymous said...

im praying for you and will be thinking of you tomorrow and everyday!!!! lov ya,

Anonymous said...

So sorry you had a tough day today - we are sending lots of prayers and positive thoughts your way for tomorrow!
The Palmer's

jessie (twin 1) said...

hey kelly
sorry you had such a rough day, but with those good days come next <3
you'll be in my thoughts all day tomorrow:)

love, jessie armes

Anonymous said...

We are praying for a good MRI tomorrow!

The Jenkins family

byrdette said...

Hi Kelly & All!

Best wishes, hugs and prayers for tomorrow! We'll be thinking about you all!!

Cindy Manzanares & Family

Aunt Tracy said...

Hi Kelly,
We'll all be praying for you tomorrow (actually we've already been - but extra tomorrow!) that your MRI is clean and just shows lots of beautiful pictures of that great brain of yours! Some of those extra prayers wil be that the contrast doesn't make you sick and that the whole procedure goes smoothly and easily for you, and that Dr. Muhonen has all good things to report.

I wish I could be there to keep your mom company while you're busy! I miss getting to rip out my knitting project 4 or 5 times! I actually took a class to try to get past the beginner stage, but I think I need a whole lot more!

One of my very favorite bible verses seems like a good one to keep in our minds right now, I hope you like it too: "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."
Romans 15:13

With lots & lots of hope & love!...
Aunt Tracy

Terri Maganini said...

We are praying for Kelly!!
We will think positive and hope tomorrow will do well.
Love The Maganini

Aunt Jenny & Uncle Bob, Kylie & Ryan said...

Hi Kelly,
There are many prayers being said for you today here in Florida! We're sending you a bunch of love and hugs right now as well!

I know Kylie and Ryan will be so excited to ichat with all of you later tonight!! Hadley will probably pop in to say hello as well!!

Thinking of you today and always!!

Lots of love,
Aunt Jenny, Uncle Bob, Kylie and Ryan

Anonymous said...

We're praying for good results today. You'll be in our thoughts all day long. So sorry you've been having such a rough week. Hopefully they'll be fine tuning your treatment until it's easier to handle. We'll be checking your website tonight watching for good results.
The Silvestris

Nancy said...

Just keep counting that the "bad" days are behind you and th "good" days are arriving! Many prayers are coming your way. Our Mantra will be "clear-clear clear!"
The Nicolosi Family

Anonymous said...

Dear Kelly and Family,
Our prayers and thoughts are with you today! You are never far from our thoughts on any day but today we will be thinking of you at 1pm and 3pm!
Glad the meds are helping a little. What a tough girl you are Kelly!
Darla, Geoff, Sophie and Shawn

Anonymous said...

Hang in there Kelly and family...we are praying, praying, praying!!


Karla, Chloe & Family

Anonymous said...

Dear Kelly,

Mark Twain drew a distinction between two types of prayer: prayers for public consumption, which we would probably call "politically correct" today, and something he called "secret supplications of the heart." These are the true prayers, what's on the soul's mind, if you like. My secret supplication of the heart for you is an MRI that's a clean as can be.

My nephew is a cancer survivor. He knows he's alllergic to clams, so his doctor thought it could be the iodine in the clams. There's a lot of iodine in the contrast medium, too, so they pump my nephew full of Benedryl the day before the scan and he sleeps through the whole thing (and most of the next day, too). He's gotten to the point where he has just one MRI a year. Wouldn't that be great? I'll add that to my list of supplications, too, shall I?

Take care,

Anonymous said...

Extra EVERYTHING is what you get today. Prayers,hugs,wishes and Kisses. Anxiously awaiting the good news to hopefully come tonight here on 'The Blog'. Heather and Katie

Julie said...

I am thinking of you with many prayers and positive thoughts. Your strength is and inspiration. I will be praying for a clear MRI and smooth sailing through out the day.
Love Julie

KaceDilla said...

Hey Kelly,

I hope everything goes well for you tomorrow. I think about you all the time and you are now one of my heros, :)

Your in my prayers,
Kacie Baker

Anonymous said...

Your MRI is giving me anxiety! :-) I can't wait to hear that it was "all Clear" again! Thinking of you and sorry you got sick with your chemo. Yuck.. sounds horrible. But your a trooper and you will go to any length to conquer this battle! For that I comend you greatly! Keep up the good work!

Amy.. Kasey's mom

Pat said...

Hi Kelly - your Mom sent me the link for your website this AM, which I really appreciate. I think about you and your family every day and in particular have been praying that your MRI came back clean and that the contrast did not make you sick.


Pat Lehr

Laurie Martin said...

Hi Kelly!
You are in our thoughts and prayers daily and especially today. We're waiting for the "all clear" report. Sorry the chemo has been so rough on you and making you tired. Just follow what your body tells it to do and get lots of rest.
I look at the mountains from M.V. and see all of the snow. We haven't been up there since we were with you. We're planning on going there for the weekend before Presidents Day so we'll get an extra day. Can't wait to see how much snow is there. I have a feeling we'll be shoveling a lot of snow and sliding a bunch. We'll try to take some pictures.
You take care, sweetie. Love to you and the family.

Laurie, Mark and the 4th grade at SJDL School